Ronda Trese
Format Newscast
Live action
Created by Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation
Developed by IBC News and Current Affairs
Directed by Ellen "Renz" Argano
Presented by Elmer Mercado
Ida Bernasconi
Country of origin Philippines
Language(s) Filipino
No. of episodes n/a (airs daily)
Executive producer(s) Tex Dela Cruz-Jimenez
Location(s) IBC Newscenter
Broadcast City, Quezon City
Running time 30 minutes
Original channel IBC
Picture format 480i SDTV
Audio format Mono
Original run February 21, 2000 – February 8, 2002
Preceded by IBC Balita Ngayon
Followed by IBC News Tonight
Ronda Trese (Thirteen Patrol) was the late night news program of IBC was aired from February 21, 2000 to February 8, 2002, replacing IBC Balita Ngayon which was the the return of vernacular newscast and the third newscast in Filipino premiered in 1998. The newscast was anchored by Elmer Mercado and Ida Bernasconi. It was replaced by IBC News Tonight on February 11, 2002.

Airing historyEdit

Ronda Trese premiered on February 21, 2000, replacing IBC Balita Ngayon. which was the return of Filipino language late-night newscast and the third newscast in Filipino in 1998 after 8 years. IBC veteran newsman Elmer Mercado was joined by former IBC Express Balita co-anchor Ida Bernasconi. It airs from 11:00pm to 11:30pm after Viva TV block on IBC. Mercado used his signature close, "Salamat inyong pagtitiwala ng IBC 13, dahil Pinoy Ang Dating" to end the newscast.


Substitute anchors


  • Mercado is the third time who used to anchor for IBC TV X-Press from July 10, 1995 to August 15, 1997, and Headline Trese from August 18, 1997 to July 10, 1998.
  • Bernasconi is the second time who used to co-anchor for IBC Express Balita from July 26, 1999 to February 18, 2000.


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